Tiger kills fisherman

Indian fisherman who fished illegally mauled to death by Bengal tiger

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A fisherman was mauled to death by a royal Bengal tiger and another is feared to have met a similar fate in separate incidents early on Wednesday in the Sunderbans.

Fisherman Soumen Roy was fatally injured in the Pirkhali forest area, while in Benefeli a tiger dragged another, Atul Baidya, inside the jungle. Atul was not found till Wednesday evening.

Forest officials have launched a search for Atul.

Fishing is forbidden in the national park of the Sundarbans. Villagers and fishermen have been warned and urged not to risk their lives and try for alternative sources of income.

This article was published by The Telegraph Online on February 18, 2021.